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  • GENEVA, March 1- The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. Thilo Koslowski, vice president automotive at technology market research firm Gartner, believes there is now a race between carmakers and tech companies to control the "brain" of next generation vehicles. The ability of software...

  • Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Shuttle drivers employed who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that drivers working for Compass Transportation voted 104-38 in favor of joining the Teamsters union Friday. The company drives workers to Apple, Yahoo, eBay, Zynga and Genentech.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 27- Google Inc submitted plans on Friday for a vastly expanded headquarters at the Silicon Valley city where the tech giant is based, presenting a bucolic vision of movable structures to be built under curving and translucent canopies. The new headquarters would give the Internet company the room for an additional 10,000 employees, compared...

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 63 or 1.1 percent, to $57.91. Google Inc class A rose $3.34 or. 6 percent, to $562.63. Groupon Inc. fell$. 12 or 1.4 percent, to $8.18.

  • Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with "a ton of feedback," Google said Friday that it instead will step up enforcement. Google spokeswoman Katie Watson said the company does not disclose how many Blogger users it has nor how many of them would have been affected by...

  • Chegg CEO: Nope, no tech bubble Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:42 PM ET

    Daniel Rosensweig, president and CEO of Chegg, said most tech companies aren't even getting valuations in the first place.

  • The powerful $75 smartphone is coming Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:52 PM ET

    Companies like Sony and Motorola have rolled out high-powered smartphones at low costs, creating competition for giants like Apple.

  • Peek inside Google's proposed new headquarters Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    Rendering of proposed Google headquarters

    Google released renderings of its proposed new headquarters in Mountain View, California.

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $58.50. Google Inc class A rose $7.04 or 1.3 percent, to $566.33. Groupon Inc. fell$. 06 or. 8 percent, to $8.24.

  • Apple vs. Exxon: What's the better buy? Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    If you could pick one stock, Apple or Exxon, which would it be? Scott Fearon, author of "Dead Companies Walking" has a pick that might surprise you.

  • 5 Twitter predictions about Apple Watch  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 PM ET

    The Apple Watch is expected to be released on March 9th, but what will it do? Here are five Twitter predictions.

  • WASHINGTON— Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. Consumers might also be skeptical about how much the White House values Americans' privacy: President Barack Obama outlined similar goals in 2012 in his "...

  • Google won't block porn on Blogger amid uproar Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    A woman walks by at Google's Washington headquarters, in Washington, D.C.

    Google has abandoned its plan to ban adult content on its blogging site Blogger after receiving negative feedback from users.

  • Early Glance: Internet companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    eBay rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $58.66. Google Inc class A rose $5.88 or 1.1 percent, to $565.17. Groupon Inc. rose$. 03 or. 4 percent, to $8.33.

  • Google scraps plan to block porn on Blogger Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    Feb 27- Google Inc has abandoned its plan to ban adult content on its blogging site Blogger after receiving negative feedback from users. Google will instead "step up enforcement" of its existing policy prohibiting commercial porn, Jessica Pelegio, the company's social product support manager, wrote on Google Product Forums on Friday. Google said earlier this...

  • 5 billion Android apps open to hack attack Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:58 AM ET

    Over five billion downloaded Android apps are vulnerable to being hacked, a report said, as attackers exploit flaws in Google's OS.

  • 'House of Cards' deals Netflix a winning hand Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:36 AM ET
    Kevin Spacey in House of Cards

    Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history.

  • Is US economy growing? GDP report in focus Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:38 AM ET

    The primary data point for investors on Friday is the second reading on the U.S. fourth-quarter gross domestic product growth.

  • Phablet unboxed: ZTE Grand X Max+ Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:12 AM ET
    The ZTE Grand X Max+ unveiled.

    AT&T's Cricket is going head-to-head against T-Mobile's Metro PCS as they introduce similar devices such as the ZTE Grand X Max+. Here it is unboxed.

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Feb 27- China is weighing a far-reaching counterterrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys and install security "backdoors", a potential escalation of what some firms view as the increasingly onerous terms of doing business in the world's second largest economy. The initial draft, published by the...